The Office of the Inspector of Prisons is a statutory, independent office established pursuant to Part 5 of the Prisons Act 2007 (the Act). The key role assigned to the Inspector of Prisons (Chief Inspector) is to carry out regular inspections of prisons in Ireland and to present reports on each prison inspected to the Minister for Justice and Equality for laying before the Houses of the Oireachtas and for publication.
Currently the Office of Inspector of Prisons comprises five staff: the Chief Inspector, a Senior Inspector, an Inspector, Office Manager and Executive Officer. The Office of the Inspector of Prisons currently has the following vacancy: Senior Inspector.
Reporting to the Chief Inspector, successful candidates will lead on inspections and/or investigations, including deaths in custody and the production of associated reports. S/he will be required to develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, provide expert advice to the Chief Inspector and play a leading role in the oversight of the Irish prison system.
The successful candidate will:
- Have at least 5 years’ relevant experience in an inspection, investigative, audit, regulatory or enforcement setting, or in an organisation requiring fact-finding investigative functions;
- Possess an understanding of and commitment to the fundamental principles of human rights within the framework of the European Convention on Human Rights and other relevant human rights instruments and standards;
- Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the relevant legislation underpinning the regulation of the prison system in Ireland, associated human rights instruments and standards;
- Significant leadership experience at the appropriate level, in managing and leading teams at a senior level, managing projects, managing budgets and developing or implementing policy.
For more information and how to apply, please click here.
Closing date for applications is 3pm, Thursday, 4 June 2020.
The Public Appointments Service is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.